The Rebound The Documentary

Entrepreneur Mikkel Pitzner To Help Produce New Documentary Film

Mikkel Pitzner, serial entrepreneur, business consultant, professional board member, social media expert and consultant, has signed on to be a Producer of a new documentary film, The Rebound, a feature-length story about an inspirational wheelchair basketball team.

Highlands Ranch, CO. – June 18, 2014 – Mikkel Pitzner, serial entrepreneur, best-selling author and speaker, has joined 3-Time Emmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton, Esq., Emmy® Award Winning Producer JW Dicks, and independent filmmakers Shaina Koren and Mike Esposito, co-founders of Shaina Koren Cinematography, to produce a new inspirational documentary film. The film, titled “The Rebound,” is a feature length documentary about a wheelchair basketball team and the quest of several adaptive athletes to overcome adversity in search of new opportunities.

The Rebound The Movie ThumbThe film, 2 years in the making, provides an insider’s perspective of the sport, following the Miami Heat Wheels on their underdog quest to rise to the top ranks of the league. “The Rebound” reveals the inspiring, although at times tragic, portrait of the struggle that adaptive athletes face to realize their dreams while adapting to overcome their biggest challenges. While learning to live with their (dis)abilities, these athletes manage to find hope and work tirelessly to create life changing opportunities for themselves through the sport. 

The players featured in the story are beyond charismatic. While both hungry and passionate about the game, they must battle daily with their own internal struggles as well as the inequalities of an able-bodied world. Ultimately they all must find a way to focus on what they can do, rather than what they cannot. They do this through the sport. Wheelchair basketball provides life-changing opportunities, but is often cast aside as just another cause or charity. This film shows not only the action, but the impact of wheelchair basketball beyond the court. 

Director Shaina Koren and Producer Mike Esposito remarked, “We first discovered the sport in mid 2012 when we met the coach of the Miami Heat Wheels. After meeting the players and witnessing the sport in action, our curiosity took control and we began filming to uncover a deeper story. Two years later, we are fully immersed in the wheelchair basketball community and have dedicated 23 months (and counting) to capturing this unique story.

Serial Entrepreneur, professional board member in Denmark, Sweden and the US, social media expert and consultant, investor and dreamer extraordinaire, Mikkel Pitzner is a Partner of unique marketing and trailer rental company, Freetrailer, which currently operates throughout Denmark,  Sweden and Germany with more countries to come. He is the Partner in a company named Aksel & Ko that finds that special gimmick or solution corporations need for their marketing and campaign purposes. He is the CEO of RetailWise USA that provides highly valuable surveys and insights to large retailers and help them gain perspective of the true potentials of individual stores. He is also the CEO of Pivot Point Enterprises which has just launch a unique online business platform for businesses of all sizes and any industry on which to collaborate and manage all their business processes. Mikkel is also a multiple best selling author (with 7 best selling books published so far) and speaker. He teaches entrepreneurs how to create a business that will provide for the lifestyle of their choice while taking them off the treadmill of their job, so they can spend their time on things of their choosing.

Mikkel Pitzner has been featured on CNBC, ABC, CNNMONEY.com, Entrepreneur, Fox News, CBS News, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Fast Company, SmartMoney, USA Today and NBC, America’s PremierExperts, Børsen, Berlingske Tidende, Erhvervsbladet and Näringsliv. Mikkel Pitzner was also a guest at the Brian Tracy TV Show, Amino TV, The Secret Entourage and radio program Money for Lunch.

Mikkel Pitzner is currently finalizing work on several information products on each its own topic, but all based on experiences of his own and from his vast studies and education. One of these products soon to be released teaches the basic tools need for entrepreneurs to run their business another on its way is the goal setting program.

View “The Rebound” trailer here: http://youtu.be/PTjEeYYW66Q

More About Mikkel Pitzner:

Mikkel Pitzner Thumb For PRsOriginally from Denmark, Mikkel Pitzner he used to run what turned into the fourth largest car rental company while he quadrupled its number of locations and a leasing company he lead to a doubling of size.  The company was Pitzner Auto, which during the latter years under Mikkel’s management also became the Budget Rent A Car licensee for Denmark. Mikkel left the company after being instrumental in the sale of the company in a sale that actually comprised a split of the company to 3 different buyers.

From later 1996 up until end of 2010 he owned and operated the largest limousine service company in Denmark which profits he managed to grow 3200% during the first year of ownership alone. The company served the most discerned clientele including no less than 3 recent US presidents, being George Bush, President Clinton and President Obama, the latter during the World Climate Summit meetings during 2009, servicing more than 200 limousines to the US Embassy of Copenhagen along with numerous other embassies, countries, royalties, celebrities, multi-conglomerates etc.

Mikkel Pitzner also successfully ran an import and distribution company of scuba diving equipment until that company was sold to a German distributor just a few years following the foundation. Mikkel Pitzner is a partner of Freetrailer (which comprises of Freetrailer Denmark, Freetrailer Sweden and Freetrailer Germany and soon other nations) and of a very unique advertising and marketing bureau named Aksel & Ko.

A sought after professional board member Mikkel Pitzner currently sits on boards of companies spanning the US, Denmark, Sweden and Poland, including privately held as well as publicly traded companies.

 

 

A list of Mikkel Pitzner’s books is given below:

The Art And Science Of Success, Vol. 2

The Only Business Book You’ll Ever Need

The Success Secret

Marketing Miracles

New Rules Of The Game

Mikkel Pitzner’s Trade Secrets For Marketing Your Business Online

Masterminds’ Insights To Business Success

Breaking Through

 

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Breaking Through Book With Dr Nido Quebein and Mikkel Pitzner

Working With Dr. Nido Quebein

As was told in the recent press release sent out by CelebrityPress Publishing, I’m have been honored by an invitation to collaborate on a forthcoming book – due out this summer – with Dr. Nido Quebein and a number of other experts from various fields and backgrounds.

The book is called Breaking Through and you can gain more information on it here: TheBookBreakingThrough.

Anyways, if you are unfamiliar with Dr. Nido Quebein then you can get some insights here. Watching this I’m sure that you will understand why I’m so excited about the opportunity to work with him on this book project.

 

 

Don't Count The Cost

Don’t Count The Cost…

Here’s yet another motivational video for you. Directed at students, but the message has something for all of us:

 

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Wordpress Sparkle Learn How To Build Your Website - Free Fast Track video series

New Online Information Product Finally Live

Yes indeed. I have launched an online information product on…. wait for it…. how to build your website using WordPress.

Huh?

Yes, I understand if you might be confused. Why they heck would I do that all of a sudden? Well, to be honest, I got so frustrated over time to be spending so much money on websites being built for my businesses, activities and hobbies and then still be left with the difficulties of … well, how would I now get them updated?

I also grew frustrated over the fact that then I was still left with websites that did little for my businesses and my endeavors. Those I hired were great at the design from a visual design point of view, but not knowledgeable from the point of view of how to make the site pull in leads and what I could potentially turn into paying customers.

So I set out to learn how to build my websites myself and aided greatly by the software and platforms getting friendlier and friendlier for the non-geeky, non-technical person I eventually were able to actually build something that worked – greatly.

Originally I started out with iWeb from Apple – cause they make such great products and software making it easy, intuitive (I usually really don’t want to read the instructions, so..), but seeing that iWeb was not the best suited program for search engine optimization and seeing eventually Apple discontinued the program, I looked elsewhere.

My choice quickly became obvious.

WordPress!

The number one choice not just for blogs for for websites.

One of my tactics for finding the best choices in many respects is to look for the bests in their industries. And then I look at what they make use of and question them on why. WordPress became the clear winner over all. I looked at the internet gurus who are making killings online and I looked at which platform they were using. Invariably they pretty much all used WordPress.

OK, so on I went to learn how to build my sites. Slow process even if it is easy, even bought some programs, but always found none of them didn’t have a natural progression nor a very well formed step by step that would lead me through the understanding and in an efficient manner. So everything I learned was found in bits here and there and although some of it was good material, it was a nuisance not to have a good one stop location.

By now, I would venture to say that I’m fairly savvy with building the sites and not least knowing some of the very intricate parts that make real differences in results.

So in the end, I thought that hey, the market seems to lack an easy to follow natural step by step how to instructional source on the subject, so why not provide it to the market? Well, it’s here now. And it even has a free component available to anybody which will in fact show how to get your brand new and empty site from its initial state to a website that has the look and feel the you want. Want to have a look?

 

Yes, it’s true, I will be offering more online information products in future and they will on completely other topics, more suited to the real interests of mine such as how to run businesses, make money, achieve success, goal setting etc. But I have found that we all need a lot of great marketing insights in achieving success with our businesses and we also all need all encompassing platforms to support our businesses; including a website. Thus I thought, hey, I learned it myself, why not bring this knowledge to others, but in an easier and more natural way to others.

In other words. Now there is a little free program, that literally will show you how to build your site into YOUR site. The full program which comes at a price is the program that I wish I had had when I started out learning about building the websites.

So yes, I will not be blogging about this all the time, for I’m more interested in bringing my knowledge and experience on more business related matters to others. My experience and insights are so much bigger in those areas any ways. Not least due to the failures I have suffered, and then from how I learned to turn those around and amplify my results. But I feel also it would not be complete to leave out this opportunity for others who might frequent my personal ego website here to get the free fast track video series on how to build YOUR website.

So there we are.

How Bad Do You Want It On Mikkel Pitzner

Motivational Mania # 12 – How Bad Do You Want It?

How Bad Do You Want It?

How badly do you want success?

 

When You Want To Succeed As Bad As You Want To Breathe, Then You’ll Be Successful

 

 

Or see the full version from Eric Thomas “The Hip Hop Preacher”:

 

 

Facing The Giants On Mikkel Pitzner

Motivational Mania #11 – Facing The Giants

Facing The Giants.

Such is the titled of the next video in my Motivational Mania series.

God Gifted You With The Ability Of Leadership. Don’t Waste It.

 

 

 

Derek Redmond Don't Give Up On Mikkel Pitzner

Motivational Mania #10

My Motivational Mania series continues with this little video of a great athlete named Derek Redmond who was favored to win a medal in the 400 meter Sprint discipline in the 1992 Olympic games.

But something happened.

 

The video has a powerful message that says:

 

When You Don’t Give Up.

You Cannot Fail

 

So don’t ever give up!

Enjoy.

 

 

 

Mikkel Pitzner Coming Up At The Finish Line Ironman New York

Ironman U.S. Championship 2012 – A New Milestone Met

I finally did my first Ironman. A new milestone was met.

For those who are unaware what an Ironman is, let me give you a brief description. The Ironman is a Triathlon in which you start off by swimming 2.4 miles, followed by a bike ride of 112 miles and finish everything off with a full marathon distance run, i.e. a 26.2 miles long run.

 

Mikkel Pitzner Running At The Ironman New York 2012 US Championship

Mikkel Pitzner Running At The Ironman New York 2012 US Championship

 

I have done two Marathons before. Both back in 2006 and quite frankly a Marathon on its own is a challenge enough. I’m not that light and carrying your own weight over such distances is definitely a challenge, so I had much anticipation about doing an Ironman. But it was just one of those things that I really wanted to accomplish (you know, for myself). I have done a number of Olympic distance triathlons (I believe I have completed 9 Olympic distance triathlons), which is a 1.5 km swim, a 40 km bike ride and 10 km run and the Olympic distance is definitely more manageable.

But I finally manned up the courage to go for it and actually participate in a full Ironman.

The venue ended up being the Ironman New York, which also happened to be the inaugural event there as well as the U.S. Championship. Don’t get fooled, just because it’s the Championship doesn’t mean that I’m fast, but nevertheless it’s kinda cool to be in a race that is a real championship.I was lucky too that I was able to even get a spot, because apparently the event sold out in 9 minutes!!

 

Ironman New York US Championship

Ironman New York US Championship

US CHAMPIONSHIPS IRONMAN Wristband

US Championship Wristband

 


The Swim

The swim portion required you to take a ferry at 4 am to transition area on the New Jersey shore just north of George Washington Bridge and then another ferry onwards from there to the swim start barge up the Hudson – so yeah, the swim was in the Hudson river. In fact near the same location into which several million gallons of raw sewage was let out only a few days before due to a mishap, yuck!

The swim for the New York City triathlon, the Olympic distance event that I normally participate in (I have done 7 of these including the one that took place a month ago) also takes place in the Hudson river, but over on the New York shoreline and this swim usually aids you greatly by a very favorable current carrying you towards your swim finish point. But the swim on the New Jersey side actually gives you a current slightly against you in the beginning of the swim, followed by more or less stagnant waters into your swim and subsequently (and if you are in the water long enough) a current slightly in your favor. I was a little bummed when I learned of this current being that way, cause normally I am appreciative of the current helping me for the New York City Triathlon, seeing that I actually never do any swim training. But what can you do? There is only one thing and that is: Suck it up!

I actually had a great swim and much faster than I would have hoped for. And this also constituted my 4th swim this year altogether. The three prior swims being each a 1.5 km swim as part of a triathlon Olympic distance event.

 

The Bike

The bike ride was also going to be in New Jersey. For the event they had unprecedentedly closed off part of the Palisades Parkway highway, so that was kind of neat biking on a spot that probably never has been biked before. The road was also quite smooth and certainly produced some challenging hills. The bike leg consisted of two loops of almost half the length of the bike leg each. By the time I reached about 90 km or just about half way through the bike ride, I was actually getting rather tired and spent, so it was quite early on the bike that I had to dig a little deeper to find the necessary energy to get the bike leg done and behind me.

In my book 112 miles of biking is longish. I usually get tired if I go out and do a 60-70 miles long bike ride – on flat roads and without having done a swim prior. So I knew this bike ride was not going to be an easy walk in the park for me.

But it all went quite well nevertheless. Even though I hadn’t biked since my race in Austria/Italy/Switzerland, I thought I did OK on the bike. It took me a bit longer than I had hoped for, and I think the hills didn’t help my speed or energy, but I liked the challenge.

 

New York

New York

 

The Run

The Run. Hmmmm. Well, this one was a killer. At least the first half of it was. The run started with two loops of 7 miles consisting of hills upon hills. Most people ended up walking here, including me. Mostly I was nervous that right at the onset of the run portion, you have a full marathon distance to complete, so if you expend too much of your energy and strength here, you might get into serious trouble later in the run and then the 42.2 km gets to be very long indeed. So I wasn’t much up for expending too much energy fighting my way up the hills that I chose to walk a lot of this.

Finishing the hills, you then face even more hills and not least one serious hill going up to Fort Lee where you then need to climb some stairs up and down for you to enter the George Washington bridge which you run across on the upper path walkway (I had a glance over the railing from up there, and I can tell you, it’s a loooong way down to the river).

All the walking got me a little complacent and lazy and I actually ended up walking much more than I really needed to. I actually felt pretty good throughout the race ( I felt the most tired on the bike about half way through that leg) and I actually could run with great speed (comparatively) when I pulled myself together, but like I said, I turned a little too complacent for that. Another factor which is probably the biggest let down of the event was that the run leg in New York pretty much all took place down by the shoreline and in parks, and although some of these stretches were pretty they lacked the excitement that running through blocked off streets with a New York crowd spectating and cheering you on, also lacked.

The difference was noticeable. At around mile 18, we did run down a small stretch of a street and although there were probably only about 100-150 people there, the cheering was loud and exciting that you almost grew wings and your running took off. I had hoped to see more of the same feeling towards the last few miles of the race, but that was not to happen.

Well, at any rate, my much walking gave me much strength so when I saw the finish line, I had plenty in me to sprint the final stretch that I overtook several people and surprised, it seemed, most spectators, some of whom were shouting “wow, that’s a strong finish man!”. Well, they didn’t know of course that I had saved so much energy up during all the walking. So bottom line, yes, I’m proud of my Ironman and I think I did way better than I had feared, but I could honestly have put in much more effort towards the end. Next time I guess.

 

Mikkel Pitzner Coming Up At The Finish Line Ironman New York

Mikkel Pitzner Coming Up At The Finish Line Ironman New York

 

Mikkel Pitzner Finishers Medal New York Ironman 2012

Mikkel Pitzner Finishers Medal New York Ironman 2012

 

 

 

To get some insights to an Ironman event, take a look at this video from this Ironman. Very nicely compiled and showing a lot of the many emotions that events such as these bring out in people.

 

 

 

PS. By the way. Although I drank a lot of water leading up to the race and not least drank as much a s possible at every depot, I only peed once (at transition right after the swim) during the entire race. This tells you something about just how much you end up sweating during the strenuous exercise it is to complete the Ironman. In fact, I truly believe that I was running a fever the entire race (I think I probably have at every triathlon that I have been in), so you are definitely pushing your body. I also always struggled with the powerbars and GUs etc. I find them very distasteful and yucky and have a hard time getting them down. But the problem is you really need it. During an average Ironman, you expend upwards 7,000 calories while I have read the average intake may be upwards 3,300 during the race. Without the fuel you “bonk”, i.e. go dead.

I cannot seem to get too much of the artificial energy foods down though, and nor the energy drinks. So most of my races are done on pure water and for this Ironman, I made good use of the oranges and bananas they made available along with a little bit of pretzels during the run course (you need the salt too).

 

Motivational Soccer

Motivational Mania #11

These days in Europe there is a craze going on. It is the soccer craze. The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2012 is taking place. It is the 14th European Championship for national soccer teams organized by UEFA and the final tournament features 16 nations. Now frankly, I don’t really care much for soccer and don’t follow it at all – that is, it’s actually difficult to avoid knowing the development of the scores from all the updates plastered on my European friend’s Facebook profiles. Of course I’m rooting for my home country, Denmark, to win and I can get a little extra feeling of patriotism when I hear they are doing well, but other than that, I’m really not that interested. This is almost sacrilege to say where I’m from, but that’s the truth.

 
 

 

Motivational Soccer

Anyway, while not caring much for soccer (would you know, I actually played on a soccer team when I was very little and we actually did quite well?), I just stumbled over this one little video, that I found not only amusing, but which message can also serve as something very motivational. It’s a great story and I truly think it is worth for you to see:

 

 

 

 

 

Motivation Mania #10

Here are some great wake up calls from Bill Gates, the founder of MicroSoft and a great humanitarian. Gives you a little kick in the butt, don’t they?

 

 

Motivation Mania #9

Chances are your have seen this one before – it does have about 28,7 million views at time of this posting – but I feel it is probably worth watching for you again. Not only can it serve as an inspiration to you and for you to go out and pursue your own dreams and to believe in yourself, but it can also serve to remind us never to judge a book just by its cover.

Now, the poster of the video has declined to possibility of embedding this video, so I can only post the link to youtube to the video and you will have to see it there. Enjoy:

 

Britain has got talent 2009

Motivation Mania #6

I love Apple and Apple products and not least the Apply story.

Steve Jobs was as we all know instrumental to the extreme success and turn around of the company. Here is his address to a Stanford University college graduation:

 

 

 

Motivation Mania #5

If at first you don’t succeed,…

 

Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Air and 100s of other companies, shares some thoughts on how to stay strong when things seem tough and how to learn from failures

 

Motivation Mania #4

Look at failure as just an event.

It is a stumbling block, but use it as a stepping stone.

Try not to repeat it again. The event was just a detour – an inconvenience. Learn from the mistake and move on.

Wise words from Denis Waitley

 

 

Motivation Mania #3

It’s the NO’s that can often be much better than the YES’s.

 

Words of wisdom from Donald Trump.